Uvalde victim's sister pleads for tougher gun laws in Texas

Well before the sun came up Thursday, Jazmin Cazares sat on her sister’s bed and wept for the 9-year-old killed in the Uvalde school rampage one month ago. Then the teenager with purple-streaked hair got up for the four-hour drive to the Texas Capitol, where she tearfully pleaded with lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws and questioned why so many security measures failed.

Gov. Abbott calls on TEA to create Chief of School Safety and Security

Texas Governor Greg Abbott directed the Texas Education Agency to create a new position: Chief of School Safety and Security. The change comes as Uvalde’s superintendent refused to answer many questions at a news conference Thursday, including if its embattled police chief remains on the job.